a) A beam of light in the air strikes the surface of a smooth piece of plastic having an index of refraction of 1.55 at an angle with the normal of 60 degrees. The incident light has equal component E-field amplitudes parallel and perpendicular to the plane of incidence of 10 V/m. Determine the corresponding reflected field amplitudes.
b) How is the polarization state of the reflected field different from the incident of light? Explain how polarized glasses help suppress glare from the water or glasses surface
The Attempt at a Solution
I have no idea where to start this!! I know that the angle of the reflected light will be equal to the initial angle of the light, and I could use snell's law to solve for the refracted light, which would be 33.97 degrees if that does anything.